Ministry of AYUSH has launched inter disciplinary studies involving AYUSH interventions for COVID-19 based on recommendations of Task force. Under various research organizations and National Institutes under Ministry of AYUSH, 120 research studies at 141 centres in the country are being conducted on AYUSH interventions as prophylactic interventions. Details of the studies are as follows –
Number of COVID-19 related studies –
- Prophylactic studies – 42
- Interventional studies – 38
- Observational studies – 09
- Pre-clinical/experimental studies – 22 (including 13 AYUSH-DBT studies)
- Other studies – 09 (Survey studies; Monographs preparation)
- Study Sites – Approx. 141 (including pre-clinical study centres)
- Studies Completed – 79
AYUSH System-wise –
- Ayurveda – 61
- Homeopathy – 26
- Siddha – 12
All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi is identified as the Dedicated Corvid Health Center where till 435 patients were treated and 411 patients completed the treatment. Intervention was as per the AYUSH guidelines for management of COVID- 19 mild to moderate cases.
62 patients (31 in Unani group and 31 in Control group) enrolled at Ayurvedic & Unani Tibbiya College, Karol Bagh.
The study reflected significant decrease in COVID -19 deaths in add on homoeopathy group as compared to standard of care. In adjuvant homoeopathy arm in 04 trials, total 543 patients treated with adjuvant homoeopathy, 536 patients recovered & discharged.
The Additional Charge of Minister of State of the AYUSH Ministry, Sh. Kiren Rijiju stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.